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Public prescription drug insurance plan : the contribution of specific insured is going to be modified

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June 26, 2017 09:45

From 1 July next year, the financial participation of a part of the people registered for the public prescription drug insurance plan will be modified. The changes will have an impact on the premium to be paid annually and the contribution payable in the pharmacy when purchasing medicines. It is persons 18 to 64 years and those 65 years of age or more without any guaranteed income Supplement (GIS) or receiving a GIS benefit at the rate of 1% to 93%, which are affected by these changes.

Thus, the maximum annual premium to be paid to Revenu Québec when filing the return of income will be increased from 660 $ 667 $. On the other hand, the contribution payable in the pharmacy when purchasing drugs will increase. The monthly deductible will be $ 19,45 $ instead of 18.85 $, while the monthly contribution maximum will increase from 87,16 $ 88,83 $ for persons 18 to 64 years of age and for those 65 years of age or more not receiving any GIS. This contribution will be 52,65 $ per month for people 65 years or over receiving a GIS at a rate of 1% to 93%.

Finally, the coinsurance will represent 34,8 % (versus 34.5 % prédemment) of the cost of the prescription, which we have already subtracted the deductible, if applicable.

For more information, visit the website of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec.

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